Free paddling and kayaking from Hallets Cove in Queens is happening on Memorial Day

See the city from a completely different angle. Everybody is invited to go kayaking or canoeing for free on Memorial Day, May 30. Flotillas will be departing from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach into Hallets Cove in Astoria  from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will be able to paddle near the East River and explore some […]

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Celebrate Memorial Day at parades and vigils in Queens neighborhoods this weekend
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Queens communities will commemorate Memorial Day in grand style with a host of parades and memorial vigils scheduled for this weekend, including America’s largest Memorial Day parade in Little Neck/Douglaston. All are invited to participate in the various events honoring those who served in defense of the country through the years. Among the events are the […]

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UPDATE: Howard Beach Dunkin’ Donuts robber also linked to two other heists in Flushing and Forest Hills
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UPDATED May 27, 9:35 a.m. This robber ran on Dunkin’ — and Carvel ice cream, too. A knife-wielding robber who held up a Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Howard Beach on Wednesday night hit two other eateries in Queens earlier this month, according to police. The most recent stickup occurred at 11:55 p.m. on May 25 inside the […]

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Broadway musical lovers, go see a Tony Award-winning producer at Queens Library this Thursday
Tony Award-winning producer Van Dean at Queens Library Thursday

Don’t you just love surprises? We do — especially when they involve Tony Award-winning, Grammy-nominated producer Van Dean (known for productions like “The Velocity of Autumn” and “Catch Me If You Can”). He’ll be making a surprise appearance at Queens Library (89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica) on Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to talk career highlights and […]

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The W train will likely be up and running in Astoria by November
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The MTA’s transit committee voted to approve a plan on Monday that would bring back the W train as soon as November. An initial plan to resurrect the line was announced by the MTA in February. The W line would come back on weekdays and ultimately replace the Q train, which will be rerouted at […]

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